Lease Operator 7/26/2018

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. Garden City, TX

Garden City, TX
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Job Classification
Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


The Lease Operator is responsible for monitoring and reporting on production and other pertinent well information and provides maintenance on production equipment. The position applies basic and some advanced skills to perform routine and complex operations using tools and equipment appropriate for the energy industry. Applies a general understanding of the technical concepts, practices, and procedures, and has a general knowledge of industry standards and government regulations related to the oil and gas industry.


* Gauge production on assigned wells and record gauge readings, downtime and other pertinent well information into production system

* Perform lease maintenance such as minor surface pump and production equipment repairs and adjustments; trim weeds, clean up trash, etc.; grease pumping units, service lease equipment, etc.

* Note problems and/or recommend course of actions to supervisor in order to minimize costs and maximize production

* Assist in witnessing meter calibrations; monitor rates and pressures on injection and disposal wells; monitor chemical use; test safety systems daily to maximize production

* Assist with pump and compressor maintenance such as oil changes, obtaining oil sample for analysis, tests and repairs

* Attend and participate in daily production meetings, monthly safety meetings, and quarterly well reviews

* Utilize SCADA to monitor and evaluate well performance and facility status, respond to SCADA alarms if required

* Perform work in a manner that ensures the secure and environmentally safe operation of all wells, equipment, and leases for which pumper is responsible

* Conduct other task as required by supervisor which are unique to the assigned geographic area

* Must be self-motivated, strong ethics, ability to work with minimum supervision, have reliable attendance and demonstrate flexible cooperative behavior in the workplace


* High school diploma or GED required

* Must meet and maintain eligibility requirements to drive a company vehicle

* Must have a general knowledge of safe oil and gas production operations

* Must have experience using computers and inputting data, use of MS Word and MS Excel is a plus.

* Must have an interest in gaining knowledge of engineering principles and an understanding of subsurface and surface equipment and operations

* Must be able to perform simple mathematic calculations, have a good mechanical aptitude, good writing skills and a good safety and driving record

* Must be dependable and have ability to work overtime, if necessary


Work is normally performed outside where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, fumes and gases is common. Noise level is moderate to loud and includes sounds of construction, equipment operations, and trucks and like equipment. Job hazards include working in normal light and heavy construction activities and working around pressurized gas, liquids, electricity, and waste lines and under all weather conditions. Overtime is a requirement of the job.


Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboard at moderate skill level. Work may require frequent pushing, pulling, or carrying 50 to 75 pound objects such as tools, equipment work operations. Overtime is a requirement of the job. Work involves sitting, standing, walking and driving (approx. 2 to 20 minutes between leases) on uneven terrain for intermittent periods of time during work schedule. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.